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Lexicon :: Strong's G4166 - poimēn

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ποιμήν
Transliteration
poimēn (Key)
Pronunciation
poy-mane'
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of uncertain affinity
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 6:485,901

Strong’s Definitions

ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x

The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 18x
The KJV translates Strong's G4166 in the following manner: shepherd (15x), Shepherd (2x), pastor (1x).
  1. a herdsman, esp. a shepherd

    1. in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow

  2. metaph.

    1. the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church

      1. of the overseers of the Christian assemblies

      2. of kings and princes

        A shepherd in the Near East was responsible for watching out for enemies trying to attack the sheep, defending the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick sheep, finding and saving lost or trapped sheep, loving them, and sharing their lives and to earn their trust.
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ποιμήν poimḗn, poy-mane'; of uncertain affinity; a shepherd (literally or figuratively):—shepherd, pastor.
STRONGS G4166:
ποιμήν, ποιμένος, (akin to the noun ποίᾳ, which see: (or from the root meaning 'to protect'; cf. Curtius, § 372; Fick 1:132)), from Homer down; the Sept. for רֹעֶה, a herdsman, especially a shepherd;
a. properly: Matthew 9:36; Matthew 25:32; Matthew 26:31; Mark 6:34; Mark 14:27; Luke 2:8, 15, 18, 20; John 10:2, 12; in the parable, he to whose care and control others have committed themselves, and whose precepts they follow, John 10:11, 14.
b. metaphorically, the presiding officer, manager, director, of any assembly: so of Christ the Head of the church, John 10:16; 1 Peter 2:25; Hebrews 13:20 (of the Jewish Messiah, Ezekiel 34:23); of the overseers of the Christian assemblies (A. V. pastors), Ephesians 4:11; cf. Ritschl, Entstehung der altkathol. Kirche, edition 2, p. 350f; (Hatch, Barnpron Lects. for 1880, p. 123f). (Of kings and princes we find ποιμένες λαῶν in Homer and Hesiod.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Ezekiel
34:23
Matthew
9:36; 25:32; 26:31
Mark
6:34; 14:27
Luke
2:8; 2:15; 2:18; 2:20
John
10:2; 10:11; 10:12; 10:14; 10:16
Ephesians
4:11
Hebrews
13:20
1 Peter
2:25

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4166 matches the Greek ποιμήν (poimēn),
which occurs 18 times in 17 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:36 - When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:32 - All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:31 - Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “ ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 6:34 - When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:27 - “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: “ ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:8 - And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:15 - When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:18 - and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:20 - The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:2 - The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:11 - “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:12 - The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:14 - “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:16 - I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 4:11 - So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 13:20 - Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:25 - For “you were like sheep going astray,”[fn] but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
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